From left: Brooke Nelson, Alex Dinges,
Professor William Cumiford and Erika Carrol

The Third Annual Alpha Mu Gamma Conference, which was held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 was a rousing success.  Chapman’s history majors have been working tirelessly in anticipation of presenting their papers at our annual conference.  This conference was originally founded to better prepare seniors for participation in the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, which will be held here at Chapman on April 9, 2011.  There were 19 Senior Seminar participants this time around.  In addition to our seniors, there were also eight papers given by other History majors and one discussion section on the Vietnam War led by Kirsten Moore, the president of our Alpha Mu Gamma chapter.  Thirty-two paper commentators came from the History Department’s two Historian’s Craft classes.  There were over 70 people in attendance, including parents, relatives and friends of the participants. 

Special thanks to the officers of our Alpha Mu Gamma PAT Chapter, especially Erika Carrol, Kirsten Moore, Chelsea Judy and Priya Shah, for all of their hard work in making the conference possible.  We would also like to thank the panel chairs – Brenda Farrington, Randolph Boyd, Alexander Bay, Robert Slayton, Carolyn Vieira-Martinez and William Cumiford.  The seniors would also like to send a special thank you to Drs. Slayton and Estes for their role in supporting and preparing the students throughout their senior seminar courses. 

Now, on to the Regional!